Minister of Information Gospel Kazako has bemoaned low levels of awareness on SADC protocols among many Malawians.
Kazako made the remarks when he presided over the opening of a capacity building training on the SADC Regional Integration and COVID-19 for community media houses in Mzuzu earlier today.
“It is sad to note thatthe majority of Malawians are notaware about the various SADC protocols to which Malawi, as a member state, is a signatory to. This is unfortunate,” lamented Kazako.
He stressed that Malawians need to know the SADC protocols to which their country is part and parcel of.
“Likewise, they need to know the economic, social and environmental benefits of regional integration in the SADC region,” he added.
In his remarks, Nice Executive Director Ollen Mwalubunju has reiterated his institution’s responsibility to create the much-needed awareness.
“NICE being grassroots organization has always noted that the grassroots are always leftout in accessing information. It is against this background that the Trust has organized this training workshop,” said Mwalubunju.
The Mzuzu workshop is the third edition, following two others in Blantyre and Lilongwe.
The trainings are designed to equip community media practitioners with requisite skills to effectively communicate on SADC regional integration and the COVID-19 pandemic.